Sunday, February 17, 2013


For my on-site art class, we went to the area around the Stadio Olimpico last week! I found the amount of fascist propaganda being preserved to be really strange…I know that it is part of history and that the people of Italy and the people who visit Italy shouldn't forget the past, but it is hard to look at these types of monuments when you know what represent. 
The photos above show: a monument saying Mussolini (center), 'Duce a noi' which means 'leader of us' in Italian and the name that Mussolini was called (bottom left and top right), a map of the monuments Mussolini wanted constructed (top left), and an Ethiopian giving the Roman Salute (which is now illegal to do in Italy) to an Italian solider. 

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